Thermaltake Aguila Case Review


Then there was size

When searching for the quietest, nicest case for your rig, there are certain features you must look for. Some of these are Size, Air Flow, and Expandability. Thermaltake has been making cases along with their other equipment, targeting the computer enthusiast and hardware modder. Thermaltake’s Aguila case looks to be a well-built and expandable case that’s sure to impress at the next LAN party!

The Thermaltake Aquila is an ATX/BTX midtower that appears quite well designed. With the side window and the modders screen door, it is very visually appealing, and is one of those cases that you could display and be proud of. Manufacturers have to keep up with today’s hardware, as cooling and flexible installation is almost essential in today’s market. Extreme air coolers, water-cooling, and phase change coolers are getting better and smaller, and are being made to be compatible with most PC cases. The Agila is advertised to hold Thermaltake’s Bigwater 735 system (but more on that later) but for now let’s see what this thing has to offer…

Thermaltake Aguila Specifications
Model VD1000BWS
Case Type Middle Tower
Side Panel Transparent Window
Net Weight 10.98 kg
Dimension (H*W*D) 478.0 mm x 210.0 mm x 520.0 mm
Cooling System Front (intake) : 120x120x25mm, 1300rpm, 17dBA
Rear (exhaust) 120x120x25mm, 1300rpm, 17dBA, blue LED fan
Drive Bays
  • 5 x 5.25″
  • 2 x 3.5″
  • 4 x 3.5″
Material Chassis : 0.8mm SECC
Front panel Aluminum
Color Black
Expansion Slots 7
Motherboards 12″ x 9.6″ (ATX) & 9.6″ x 9.6″ (Micro ATX)
I/O Ports USB 2.0 x 2, IEEE 1394 x 1, Audio & Speaker ports
PSU 400W ATX 12V V2.0
430W ATX 12V V1.3
Container Load 20’-253, 40’-541, 40’HQ-629
  • Middle tower, full aluminum front panel
  • ATX/BTX compatible (BTX upgrade kit is optional)
  • Fits up to standard ATX & BTX motherboard
  • Meshed front grill to maximize ventilation performance
  • Dual 120mm silent front and rear fan
  • Liquid cooling system upgradeable
  • 7 5 ¼ drive bays
  • 6 3 ½ bays ( 4 internal 2 external)
  • Top mount USB 2.0, firewire and headphone and mic
  • Lockable side panel with large thumb screws